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Jejane Gate Limpopo Province, South Africa, Kruger National Park 1380 South Africa
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  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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Updated 20/06/18 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 20/06/18 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#12 of 17 Speciality lodging in Balule Nature Reserve
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Under new management and newly refurbished - Nyala offers a personal and family friendly exciting Big 5 safari experience. Nyala Safari Lodge is situated in the Balule Private Game reserve, Mohlabetsi South Nature Reserve in the Limpopo Province of South Africa. The reserve forms part of the Greater Kruger National Park with no fences between Balule and Kruger Park. The lodge offers self-catering accommodation, including 2 game drives or a game drive and guided bush walk per day with an accredited and fully qualified Ranger. The 5 large thatched rondavels with en-suite bathrooms, accommodate sleeping for 14. The modern central kitchen is fully equipped - indoor & outdoor dining areas for the self-catering enthusiasts.
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carina907 wrote a review 09 Jan
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We stayed at Nyala Safari lodge for 5 nights in December. Brilliant location and our guide Christelle managed to show us the big 5 on amazing game drives - and one of our best Leopard sightings to date Will definitely be back
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Date of stay: December 2020
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Responded 1 week ago
Hi Carina , thank you for your lovely review on Nyala Safari Lodge . We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay with us and we look forward to seeing you back here in the not too distant future. Regards Nicki
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DayTrip55324770232 wrote a review Feb 2020
Kampersrus, South Africa2 contributions
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The house is beautiful and perfectly located. The rooms are spacious and the beds are super comfy. We loved the separate lounge and dining room inside the house. The kitchen is spacious and a 'lekker' gathering place while making meals. The pool is beautiful. The deck area is spacious, all the chairs are comfortable and the cast iron fire cauldron amplifies the ambience. One special house! Kari and staff were very friendly in welcoming us with drinks and champagne on our arrival. Our Game Ranger, Izaan was a super star and very caring. Our stay was truly memorable. Josh, Tess and friends
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Responded 28 Feb 2020
Dear Josh, Tess and friends Thank you for your wonderful and positive review of Nyala Sands. We are thrilled that you had a memorable stay and that you were able to relax and felt like it was 'home away from home". We hope that you will come back to stay again soon. Kindest regards Kari and the Nyala Sands Team
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Meghan Perry wrote a review 04 Jan
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We were lucky enough to spend 3 nights over Christmas at the lodge, 1 of those nights we celebrated our wedding with close family and friends. We booked out the whole lodge on a self catering basis, although staff were there to help us wherever we needed. Everything about Nyala is just magic! We were welcomed with open arms by friendly and warm staff, all of which were so eager and happy to help during the entirety of our stay. Mangers, Nicki and Dave, were just out of this world! I don’t think our wedding could have happened without them. They went out of their way for us from beginning to end. Izaan, our guide, was just fabulous! She was so lovely, so knowledgable, flexible and helpful. Our game drives were incredibly entertaining with her and we were so lucky to share some incredible animal encounters. We will DEFINITELY be back!
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Date of stay: December 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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Responded 1 week ago
Such an amazing review with very kind words, thank you so much. So pleased you had 3 wonderful nights with us and that your wedding day and Christmas was made so special. Nyala really is a little oasis in the middle of the big 5 bush and a very unique camp indeed, ideal for those small family get togethers and special events, with staff that do try and go the extra mile for all its guests. We wish you and Worack the very best of luck and big congratulations and hope to see you again ,maybe as an anniversary stay ! Regards Nicki
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Lance_Rokesmith_C wrote a review Aug 2020
Hoedspruit, South Africa9 contributions
We were able to spend several nights at Nyala and we loved it. The food, staff and game viewing were all excellent. The lodge itself is an oasis in the middle of the winter. Saw plenty of game, including the Big 5 in one afternoon. also saw the tusker Ezluwini. The rondavals were spacious and the bathrooms were huge with double sinks and both indoor and outdoor showers. Sheets pillows and towels all wonderful. Would happily return any time.
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Date of stay: July 2020
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Responded 1 week ago
Dear Lance and Mya , Thank you guys for your lovely review and so pleased you enjoyed your stay with us ( actually 2 stays in the end !) we loved having you here with us and yes you got to see our beautiful big tusker Ezulweni as a special treat. We loved the fact that you arrived here as strangers and left as good friends and we look forward to seeing you both again soon. The staff all send their love, keep safe over in the USA .
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Rebecca wrote a review Dec 2019
Leeds, United Kingdom4 contributions2 helpful votes
We stayed at Nyala for a week in November, I can genuinely say this was my favourite ever holiday. The staff, food, and rooms are all perfect. We got engaged while we were there, and the staff made the whole experience even more perfect. Nikki our tour guide, was the most knowledgeable and wonderful person - she felt like a friend by the end of the week! Having one tour guide for the whole week was amazing, she went out of our way to make sure we had the best experience we could. We managed to see 4 of the big five, including lions mating just 10 minutes away from camp which was the perfect end to our trip. When we come back to South Africa we'll definitely visit again! Thank you all for the most amazing experience!
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Date of stay: November 2019
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Responded 25 Dec 2019
Dear Rebecca and Daniel On behalf of the entire staff at Nyala Safari Lodge, we would like to thank you for staying with us and making our small yet unique lodge your very “special holiday destination. We loved having you here and we hope you especially enjoyed your special engagement. We wish you both all the best in the future with lots of love and happiness in your lives together, and we hope your memories of your stay with us will last forever. We hope you revelled in some of the amazing sights and sounds of the African Bush; our beautiful sunsets, the Milky-way amongst our vast African sky, learnt a little about our crazy African wildlife, and are so pleased that you had awesome Game Drives with our fabulous guide, Nicholle, & were pleasantly pleased by our lovely housekeeping / kitchen staff. Kind regards Kari and the Nyala Lodge team
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PRICE RANGE
US$420 - US$518 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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South AfricaKruger National ParkBalule Nature Reserve
NUMBER OF ROOMS
9
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Frequently Asked Questions about Nyala Safaris
What are some of the property amenities at Nyala Safaris?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a pool, a lounge, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at Nyala Safaris?
Guests can enjoy a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Nyala Safaris?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Nyala Safaris?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Nyala Safaris have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Nyala Safaris offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.